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Things to Do in Papeete

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Papeete and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Papeete activities? We have 32 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 94.24


Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of Tahiti. This is a rare opportunity to see the places where most tourists cannot gain access. Experience the untouched majestic beauty of Papeete and uncover archeological sites on this full-day jeep safari tour.

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City Tours

Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 50.21


See the highlights of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia that is situated on the island of Tahiti. Visit the traditional Municipal Market, the high-end Vaima shopping center, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and Papeete Town Hall. The crown jewel of this visit’ A chance to explore the world's only museum dedicated to the black pearl. Your knowledgeable local guide shares informative commentary as you explore the... Read More

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Day Cruises

Half-Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupo’o Boat Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 105.00


Explore the lesser visited south-west coast of the island of Tahiti on a boat tour around the peninsula and Teahupo'o. You will discover that there is more to Teahupo'o than its world-famous waves. You'll see turquoise lagoons, rugged cliffs, hidden caves and spectacular waterfalls. Included is a... Read More

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Day Tours in Papeete

City Tour of Papeete

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 53.13


Take a city tour around Papeete. Visit a traditional market and famous sites such as the Cathedral of Papeete Vaima Center the Polynesian Institutions and the Pearl Museum.

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Day Tours in Papeete

City Tour of Papeete - Private

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 423.14


Visit a traditional market the magnificent Cathedral of Papeete and the Vaima Center with its numerous shops. Hop on a vehicle for a discovery tour of the Polynesian Intitutions before ending with a visit to the Black Pearl Museum.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Tahiti Dolphin Watching Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 95.41


Go in search of spinner dolphins on this 2-hour cruise on the island of Tahiti. Cross the beautiful turquoise waters of the southern Pacific Ocean to Fisherman's Bay where you can watch dolphins leaping and playing in the waters around your boat. Enjoy some time to snorkel in a gorgeous lagoon along with light refreshments before returning to your hotel.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 123.44


From August through October, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia. Catch a glimpse of the majestic mammals on a whale-watching excursion from Papeete. Venture out on the ocean with an expert guide to witness the whales as they play, breach, or feed around your boat.

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Half-day Tours

Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 65.50


Discover the highlights of Tahiti on a 5-hour tour of the natural and cultural sites on the island. Your expert local guide shares informative commentary as you visit Venus Point, the Arahoho blowhole, Marae Arahurahu, Vaipahi Garden and Taharaa Lookout. Learn about the history of French Polynesia,... Read More

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Night Cruises

Tahiti Sunset Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 85.88


Take in the spectacular colors of a Tahitian sunset on an early evening cruise from Papeete. Enjoy views of Moorea from the open water as you sip a refreshing cocktail as your friendly crew entertains you with tales about the islands under the sorbet-colored sky. You won't have to compete with others for the best views: This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.

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Segway Tours

Introduction to the Practice of Segway in Papeete

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.62


Get an introduction to the practice of Segway during your stay in Papeete. Your introduction to the Segway will take place in Vaiete Square in the center of Papeete. Your instructor will teach you how to best master your Segway in this fun and informative 30-minute session.

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Segway Tours

Papeete’s Waterfront Segway Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 64.05


Enjoy spectacular views of the Papeete waterfront while you glide along on a Segway. A Segway is a great way to get around, it is easier than walking, and more unique and personalized than a coach tour. On this tour you'll visit many of Papeete's top attractions including Vaiete Square, New Marina, Paofai Park and the Monument of Independence.

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Segway Tours

Discover Papeete by Segway

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.34


See more of Papeete on this comprehensive Segway tour. You'll explore Papeete city center and over 20 of the top attractions in the area including the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, the Papeete Market (Marché de Papeete), the bust of Pouvanaa a Oopa and the Territorial Assembly Gardens.

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Segway Tours

Papeete Segway Night Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 83.84


Explore Papeete on a night time Segway tour. Glide along the Papeete waterfront on your Segway and take in the views of Papeete at night. On this 1.5 hour tour you'll visit many of Papeete's top attractions including Vaiete Square, New Marina, Paofai Park and the Monument of Independence.

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Surfing & Windsurfing

Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo International Surfing Competition

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.00


Visiting French Polynesia in August’ Take a taxi boat from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see the world's best surfers compete at the Tahiti Billabong Pro. You'll witness the best surfers in the world surfing the best waves in the world and you can be part of the show. Your... Read More

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Surfing & Windsurfing

Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo Waves

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.00


Take a <em>taxi boat</em> from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see some of the best waves in the world. Depending on the size of the swell, you'll see surfing the world-famous waves at Teahupoo. Your experienced captain will position the taxi boat so you can take in all the action! Your taxi boat departs and returns to the Teahupo'o Marina, located approximately 45 miles (75 km) from Papeete. You will... Read More

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Tours around Tahiti

City Tour of Papeete and Circle Island Tour of Tahiti

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 98.64


Discover Tahiti on a tour around the island with stops at all points of interest Venus Point Arahoho Blow Hole The Waterfalls Gauguin Museum Botanical garden and the Black Pearl Museum.

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Tours around Tahiti

Tahiti and her Tropical Treasures

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 12:45)
Priced From: USD 70.17


Discover the tropical ambiance of Tahiti on a complete tour around the island Venus Point Arahoho Blow Hole Gauguin Museum and Vaipahi Gardens.

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Tours around Tahiti

Mountain 4x4 Safari Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 72.58


Take a 4x4 to Papenoo valley at the heart of Tahiti. Enjoy magnificent views of surrounding waterfalls and lush vegetation.

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Tours around Tahiti

Inner Island 4x4 Safari

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 104.32


Set off from the East coast towards the inner island. Explore the Papenoo crater with its waterfalls rivers and archeological sites.

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Tours around Tahiti

SSV Rhino Half Day Guided Tours

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 209.06


Discover another side of Tahiti by driving along the road or dirt tracks aboard your Rhino a type of 4-wheeled buggy. Explore the islands valleys and be amazed by its natural beauty.

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Tahiti Dolphin Watch

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 83.11


Spend a couple of amazing hours with a adorable spinner dolphins on the Tahiti West or East Coast.

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Whale Watching tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 135.87


Experience a magical moment with these exceptional mammals.

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Tours around Tahiti

SSV Rhino Full Day Guided Tours

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 1 day (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 446.03


Drive along the road and dirt tracks of Tahiti aboard your 4-wheeled Rhino. Explore the valleys and be amazed by the islands natural beauty and lush vegetation.

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Tours around Tahiti

City Tour of Papeete and Circle Island Tour of Tahiti - Private Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 814.73


Enjoy a round-island tour of Tahiti. See the best sights such as Venus Point Arahoho Blow Hole The Waterfalls Gauguin Museum Botanical garden and the Black Pearl Museum.

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Tours around Tahiti

Tahiti and her Tropical Treasures - Private Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 596.91


Take a complete tour of the treasure chest that is Tahiti. Visit famous sites such as Venus Point Arahoho Blow Hole Gauguin Museum and Vaipahi Gardens.

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Inner Island 4x4 Safari - Private

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 782.41


Go on an exciting full day adventure to the heart of the island. Discover with enchanting rivers waterfalls misty mountains and archaeological sites.

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Tahiti Dolphin Watch - Private

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 910.11


Meet playful spinner dolphins at Tahitis West or East Coast.

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Whale Watching Tour - Private

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 1267.23


Visit these exceptional mammals and watch them play in their natural habitat.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 24.01


Skip the stress of finding an airpot taxi to take you from Papeete Airport (PPT) to your hotel or to Papeete Cruise Port on the island of Tahiti. Instead, pre-book a convenient shared transfer service with a professional driver. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your shared transfer takes you from... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.61


Skip the worry of locating an airport taxi when you arrive at Papeete Airport (PPT) by pre-booking a convenient private transfer service with a professional driver. Have peace of mind knowing that your private service meets you in the airport arrivals lounge and takes you to your hotel or the... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.01


Avoid the worry of finding a taxi to take from your Tahiti hotel or cruise port dock to Papeete Airport (PPT) to catch your departure flight by pre-booking a convenient and reliable shared transfer with a professional driver. Relax as you travel from your hotel or cruise port in comfort and ease.... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 32.75


When leaving Tahiti, be sure that you arrive at the airport on time with this private transfer service. Ensure your timely arrival to the Papeete Airport (PPT) with pickup at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle driven by a professional. The private transfer service is available for all flights... Read More

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